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answered What's the best way to recruit talented female developers?
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comment What's the best way to recruit talented female developers?
It's important for men to have that too. Plenty of men in my office make it known that they aren't available to work excessive hours unless under extreme and rare conditions because they want to go home to be with their wives and young kids.
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comment And if I ask the job interviewer for reasons to join the company?
The interviewer also might be completely different from you as a developer. What he loves about a job may be that he has nearly total autonomy while you value learning through collaboration with your team. Knowing that all he does is sit in his office without team interaction and he thinks that's awesome is valuable.
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comment And if I ask the job interviewer for reasons to join the company?
@crosenblum - doing research is great (and expected). That doesn't mean you don't want to ask the developers what, in their eyes, makes their job valuable. As an interviewer I appreciate that question - it shows the applicant is interested in making a match not just getting any job.
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comment And if I ask the job interviewer for reasons to join the company?
Beyond the definition of benefits as I normally think of them (paid vacation, health care, 401(k) and match, etc), you want to look into the company culture as a fit. Asking "What do you like about your day-to-day job?" and "Do you have a typical day? What does it look like for you?" are ways to help assess that uqestion.
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answered How do your busiest people transfer their knowledge?
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answered What would you say to a bunch of software engineering students on their first day at college?
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comment What would you say to a bunch of software engineering students on their first day at college?
Ring by spring pressure doesn't do the dating scene in college any good.
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comment career advice for PhD scientist seeking to program?
Definitely look into Computational Biology
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comment Are the National Computer Science Academy certifications worth it?
So I'm not the only one who saw the name of the certification and went, "huh?"
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answered Tips for a first year CS student looking for a summer internship to gain experience?
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comment Is C++ suitable as a first language?
@luis.espinal - maybe it was just me, but C-style C++ at 14 (even with recursion and simple pointer arithmetic and memory management) was nothing on the pain of Lisp at 17.
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comment Is C++ suitable as a first language?
This is the answer I would give as well - I think a lot of people answering here are forgetting the simple stuff you can do with "C with Classes" that has nothing to do with any of the hard stuff. It is about as easy to print out the sum of two numbers to the console in C++ as in Java.
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comment Is C++ suitable as a first language?
Functional programming twists your brain - I know MIT starts out with Scheme pretty early on, but I am glad I wasn't started on functional programming until after two years of a hybrid proceedural/OO-style in school.